Summit View, Inc. Archives

(Summit View, Inc. was a private holding company consisting of various subsidiaries most of which were purchased by the Genesee & Wyoming RR Co.)

 

Corporate Lineage

BFK&K Co., Inc. est. 12-6-1979

Mahoning Valley Railway Co. est 3-31-1981

Carrollton Northern Railroad, Inc. est. 3-18-1988
Ohio Central Railroad, Inc. est. 3-18-1988
Ohio Railroad Co., Inc. est. 3-18-1988
Ohio Southern Railroad, Inc. est. 3-18-1988
Youngstown & Austintown Railroad, Inc. est. 3-18-1988

Ohio Central Railroad, Inc. > Summit View, Inc. 12-19-1989

JJJ Leasing, Inc. est. 4-26-1991

Sugarcreek Amish Tours, Inc. est. 7-24-1992

Mahoning Valley Car Co. est. 7-3-1997

Mahoning Valley Car Co. > Ohio Valley Railroad Co. 2-16-1999

Pittsburgh & Ohio Central Railroad est. 1-19-2001

Pittsburgh Industrial Railroad > Pittsburgh & Ohio Central Railroad 2-9-2001

Phoenix Logistics LTD. est. 10-29-2002

Performance Railway Services Co. est. 11-20-2002

Sugarcreek Real Estate Investments, LLC est. 6-21-2004

Performance Railway Services Co. > Air Partners N155A Company 12-6-2006

Age of Steam, LTD. est. 7-18-2008

Jerry and Laura Jacobson Foundation, Inc.

 

Central Ohio Railroad Company, LLC est. 10-2-2009

 

SVI Subsidiaries

Ohio Central Railroad Co.

 

News Articles

2-3-2008: Dennison Depot vs. C&OR Op-Ed http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=79028 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

2-1-2008: "Depot would never use unsafe cars on Polar Express" Depot TR 2-1-2008 A4.pdf 322KB (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

1-30-2008: "Depot has great year, high expectations for '08" Depot TR 1-30-2008 E12.pdf 741KB (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

1-27-2008: "Coal, not popular holiday tale, is king on Ohio Central route" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=78639 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

12-21-2007: Polar Express update http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=76948 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

12-14-2007: "Polar Express Pajama Party Magical Journey: Another successful year despite early challenges" Polar Express BH 12-14-2007 A1-5.pdf 214KB (Courtesy Graphics Publications, Inc. Bargain Hunter http://www.gpubs.com/pubs.htm)

12-13-2007: "Governor Rendell Announces $20 Million Investment in Rail Freight" http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/12-13-2007/0004722727&EDATE= (Courtesy PR Newswire http://www.prnewswire.com)

12-9-2007: "Railroad chief reacts: Ohio Central employees ‘victimized,’ president claims" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=76411 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

12-8-2007: "Dennison to fight railroad" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=76392 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

12-1-2007: "Polar Express back on track" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=76031 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

11-30-2007: "Christmas spirit prevails as Polar Express train leaves Dennison" Polar Express BH 11-30-2007.pdf 214KB (Courtesy Graphics Publications, Inc. Bargain Hunter http://www.gpubs.com/pubs.htm)

11-30-2007: "Let Polar Express roll" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=75988 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

11-29-2007: "All aboard in Dennison for Express - Rail company helps; train to run Friday at 5 as scheduled" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=75968 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

11-28-2007: "Polar Express: Status report: Fact-finders - Dennison, Depot officials hope to learn about nine cars in question this morning" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=75916 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

11-25-2007: "Polar Express hits snag" http://www.timesreporter.com/index.php?ID=75801 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter, http://www.timesreporter.com)

4-25-2006: "RR company seeks to expand business, role" http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/06/04/25/rr.html (Courtesy Mount Vernon News, OH http://www.mountvernonnews.com)

3-10-2006: "Railway wants to expand business in city" http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/06/03/11/railway.html (Courtesy Mount Vernon News, OH http://www.mountvernonnews.com)

7-13-2005: "Dennison OKs Deer Hill Wells, septic systems" (Council is waiting on a response from C&ORR concerning poor rail crossings in the village awaiting repair) http://www.timesreporter.com/left.php?external=repsearch_detail.php&ID=43457 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

4-25-2005 p. C-2: "Dennison (OH) Council making plans to prosecute delinquent taxpayers" (Council gave Mayor Paul Collins permission to force C&ORR to repair the 3rd St. crossing per the Ohio Revised Code) (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

2-24-2005: Governor Rendell Announces Funding For Rail Grants That Promote Jobs, Economic Development, Repair Flood Damage http://www.state.pa.us/papower/cwp/view.asp?A=11&Q=440884

11-5-2004: "Dennison adding parking spaces" (C&ORR leases Panhandle ROW to Village of Dennison) http://www.timesreporter.com/left.php?external=repsearch_detail.php&ID=35390 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

12-21-2004: "Company CEO says profits lie around bend" http://www.vindy.com/basic/news/282196675647480.php (Courtesy Youngstown Vindicator http://www.vindy.com)

12-1-2004: "C&O Railroad takes over local tracks" http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/120104/rr.html (Courtesy Mount Vernon News, OH http://www.mountvernonnews.com)

10-10-2004: "Hard times for short lines: Floods keeping some smaller local railroads from getting on with the business of commerce" http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04284/392789.stm (Courtesy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette http://www.post-gazette.com)

10-8-2004: "State may sell rail line: Local officials raise economic, bike trail concerns" http://www.newarkadvocate.com/news/stories/20041008/localnews/1380724.html4-30-2004 Courtesy of Newark Advocate http://www.newarkadvocate.com

10-7-2004: "Grants to Pennsy shortline and regional railroads" On behalf of Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, state Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E., today announced that $7.8 million in capital budget funds has been awarded for projects that will help preserve rail-freight service and stimulate economic development across Pennsylvania. The eight projects are expected to create nearly 980 jobs. "The efficient operation of our railroads contributes to economic development, job creation and safer highways," Secretary Biehler said. "These grants provide the capital necessary to maintain and expand essential rail-freight operations in Pennsylvania." The Secretary said transportation is an important ingredient in the economic-development mix. "Keeping short-line and regional railroads in good operating condition means we're keeping the freight moving, supporting employers, jobs and families," Secretary Biehler said. A list of recipients and grant amounts follows: • Allegheny County: Pittsburgh & Ohio Railroad Company, of McKees Rocks, $630,000, to rehabilitate five miles of existing rail track line on the Neville Island branch to Duff's Junction. Completion will improve rail safety and create 10 new jobs. (State of Pennsylvania - posted 10/07) (Courtesy RailPace Hotnews http://www.railpace.com/hotnews/)

5-7-2004: "Dennison opposes private rail crossing" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=29499 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

4-12-2004: "Fresno resident remains 'critical'" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=28694 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

4-11-2004: "Man hurt in explosion at Coshocton" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=28665 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

10-25-2003: "Sugarcreek leaf pickup starts Monday" (track MOW) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=23771 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

10-13-2003: "30 Seconds" (Railroad crossing critique) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=23424 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-29-2003: "Depot Museum salutes volunteers of the year" (Limited excusion train restoration) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=22097 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

6-15-2003: "Changing times: Tourists eye short trips, consider events, weather" (OCRR passenger train service discontinuance) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=20076 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

5-31-2003: "Not total end of line: Tourism official realistic despite demise of daily passenger train service" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=19702 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

5-22-2003: "Newcomerstown crossing repairs completed" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=19466 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

5-8-2003: "Newcomerstown Council again tables sick leave issue" (crossing MOW update) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=19075 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

1-23-2003: "Newcomerstown abolishes two positions" (crossing MOW update) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=15924 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

10-8-2002: "Sugarcreek train-car crash under investigation" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=12537 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

9-14-2002: "Railroad tie fire 'suspicious'" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=11743 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

9-13-2002: "Lights, gates ordered for railroad crossing" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=11711 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-30-2002: "Locomotive back on track" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=11312 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

7-24-2002: "Traveling at home: More people visiting local attractions" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=10150 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

6-19-2002: "Medical facility could be built in Beach City" (crossing upgrades) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=9179 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

5-17-2002: "Injured man's condition upgraded to stable" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=8249 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

5-16-2002: "Train wheel runs over man's foot" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=8229 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

5-8-2002: "A chocolate windfall for Newcomerstown: Cy Young candy shown to council" (damage to City water line) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=8008 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

4-5-2002: "Document approval paves way for bidding" (storm sewer line repair grant) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=6998 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

12-5-2001: "Lack of crossing repairs irks council member" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=3620 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

9-29-2001: "Appalachian event at Coshocton" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=1938 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-21-2001: "Rail crossings targeted for upgrades" http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=893 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-21-2001: "Newcomerstown flap continues over letter written on mayor's stationery" (crossing MOW update) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=889 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-21-2001: "Business briefs" (personnel report) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=895 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-18-2001: "Business briefs" (personnel report) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=830 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

8-11-2001: "Newcomerstown looks at traffic problem" (crossing MOW update) http://www.timesreporter.com/printable.php?ID=651 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com)

 

Corporate Updates

As of 2004, SVI's Ohio Central RR Co. has located taxable personal property in Dover Twp., the City of Dover, Franklin Twp. (Strasburg-Franklin and Dover School Districts), the Village of Strasburg, Goshen Twp. (Indian Valley and New Philadelphia School Districts), the City of New Philadelphia, and Warwick Twp. throughout Tuscarawas County, OH.

For its 2004 TrainFest, C&OR laid "800 tons of fill and 600 tons of gravel into the yard" according to a 7-31-2004 article "TrainFestival on track for great weekend" http://www.timesreporter.com/left.php?external=repsearch_detail.php&ID=32159 (Courtesy of the Dover/New Philadelphia, OH Times-Reporter (http://www.timesreporter.com) A main line tie replacement program performed prior to ORDC's appraisal of the line has as of approximately 11-19-2004 begun restoring ballast to those replacement ties in numerous observed areas west of Uhrichsville, after the recent federal corporate tax reduction act permitted railroad companies to write off up to 50% of MOW costs.

Also for the TrainFest, C&OR removed yard tracks from both Caprail I. and Village of Dennison-owned portions of Dennision Yard, leaving the yard as a downgraded double stub-end thus ending the ladder track switching, passing sidings, and storage operations of the yard. Removal of rail reduces C&OR's personal property tax, and makes the rail available o be used elsewhere on SVI subsidiaries' networks. Whether C&OR received permission from caprail I. or ORDC to modify the Caprail I. portion of the yard, or whether C&OR will return the tracks to their original positions has yet to be announced.

SVI is considering opening a restaurant in downtown Sugarcreek, OH. This extends their line of businesses reportedly to freight carrier, passenger carrier, real estate interests, utility right-of-way provision, and shopping malls.

 

Documents

Emergency Order #26 (OCRR Emergency Order %2326.pdf)

Hours of Service (OCRR Hours of Service.pdf)

Icom Radio Operation (OCRR Icom Operation.pdf)

Payroll Calendar 2010 (OCRR Payroll Calendar 2010.pdf)

Forms

CR 97-104 Defective Car Report (OCRR CR 97-104.pdf)
Form 12162 Example of Radio Waybill - Harzardous Material 6-2001 p.11 (OCRR Hazmat Form 12162 6-2001 p11.pdf)
Voluntary Statement Form (OCRR Voluntary Statement Form.pdf)
Time & Engine Service Report 11-2004 (OCRS T&E 11-2004.pdf)
Train Information Sheet 7-15-2004 (OCRS Train Info Sheet 7-15-2004.pdf)
Wheel Report Form (OCRS Wheel Report Form 4-2005.pdf)

Court Documents

United States of America vs. Ronald & Jean Zullig Indictment 12-16-2008 (US v Zullig 12-16-2008.pdf) 879KB
United States of America vs. Ronald & Jean Zullig Superceding Indictment 1-6-2009 (US v Zullig 1-6-2009.pdf) 2.079MB
United States of America vs. Ronald & Jean Zullig Schedule (US v Zullig Schedule.pdf) 85KB

Correspondence

2-9-2006: C&OR Request to Ohio Rail Development Commission for 50 Year Lease Agreement of the Panhandle Rail Line (http://www.dot.state.oh.us/OHIORAIL/Project%20Briefings/March%202006/C&OR%20Request%20for%20long%20term%20lease.pdf)

Proposed Panhandle Rail Line Lease Agreements

ORDC-C&OR Lease Agreement Draft 2-27-2008 (ORDC PH Excursions Draft 2-27-2008.pdf) 1.501MB
ORDC-C&OR Lease Agreement Draft 1-11-2008 (ORDC-C&OR Lease Agreement Draft 1-11-2008.pdf) 1.609MB
ORDC-C&OR Lease Agreement Draft 12-7-2007 (ORDC-C&OR Lease Agreement Draft 12-7-2007.pdf) 1.614MB

Mortgages

C&OR-National City Bank Mortgage $7.68M 12-28-2000 apparently using the Panhandle Rail Line as collateral

Licking County, OH (200101040000378.pdf) 531KB
Tuscarawas County, OH (960-531 Mortgage.pdf) 869KB
Jefferson County, OH (396-096 Mortgage.pdf) 857KB
Harrison County, OH (First Page Only) (092-045 Mortgage.pdf) 143KB

C&OR-National City Bank Mortgage Release $7.68M 12-28-2000

Licking County, OH (200210080037848.pdf) 475KB

OCRR-National City Bank Mortgage $7.68M 1-5-2001 using the Zanesville Rail Line as collateral

Tuscarawas County, OH

C&OR-Fifth Third Bank $12.75M 7-23-2002 using the Neilston Running Track and portions of Grogan Yard as collateral

Licking County, OH (200208080028936.pdf) 653KB
Tuscarawas County, OH

OCRR-Fifth Third Bank Mortgage $12.75M 7-26-2002 using the Zanesville Rail Line as collateral

Tuscarawas County, OH

OCRR-National City Bank Mortgage Release $7.68M 10-7-2002

Tuscarawas County, OH

C&OR-Fifth Third Bank $12.75M 10-29-2004 using Newark Yard and 50% of the C-N Division as collateral

Licking County, OH (200504220011867.pdf) 1.299MB

Operating Agreements

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement Draft Enclosure 10-1991 (Wray-TCC 10-31-1991.pdf) 1397KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement Draft 11-26-1991 (ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 11-26-1991.pdf) 2572KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement Edited 12-7-1991 (ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 12-7-1991x.pdf) 2593KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 12-7-1991 (ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 12-7-1991.pdf) 7341KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement Amendment 12-11-1996 (ORDC-C&OR OA Amendment 12-11-1996.pdf) 285KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 7-1-1997 (ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 7-1-1997.pdf) 6153KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 11-9-2000 (ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 11-9-2000.pdf) 3119KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 6-5-2002 (ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement 6-5-2002.pdf) 3379KB

ORDC-C&OR Operating Agreement Draft 8-1-2004 (ORDC-C&ORR Operating Agreement Draft 8-1-2004.pdf) 3.253MBAEP-Ohio Central RR Co. limited

Deeds

Warranty deed for ROW in the NE quadrant at Carman Jct. (698-358.pdf) 6.25MB

Resolutions

Mill Twp. (Tuscarawas Co., Ohio) resolution to restore Uhrich (Uhrichsville) Jct. interchange 4-20-2004 (Mill Twp 3-04 4-20-2004.pdf) 60KB

Decisions

Bureau of Workers' Compensation of Ohio vs. Ohio Central RR Co. (Lien discharge) 5-25-1994 (065-675.pdf) 79KB

Attorney General Betty Montgomery - Coshocton County Prosecutor Jetta Mencer Opinion #2000-012 (Coshocton bridge MOW responsibility) 2-15-2000 (2000-012.pdf) 34KB

Unexecuted settlement agreement and release Gump vs. C&ORR 5-9-1994 (SVI Gump v C&ORR.pdf) 5.339MB

Easements

Ohio Central RR Co. - Ohio Bell Telephone Co. Easement Agreement 1-12-1998 (729-397.pdf) 840KB

Ohio Central RR Co. - Worldcom Network Services, Inc. Easement Agreement 6-21-1996 (708-635.pdf) 1080KB

Press Releases

Medusa Cement Announcement 7-25-1994 (SVI News 7-25-1994.pdf) 148KB

Tax Abatements

VP Michael Connor letter to Tuscarawas County Commissioner Stephen Smith regarding Ohio Central tax abatements 5-17-1989 (SVI Connor-Smith 5-17-1989.pdf) 328KB

Tuscarawas County Commissioners Meeting to Discuss Property Tax Abatement for the Panhandle 5-8-1991 (Agenda 5-8-1991.pdf) 4.869MB

Coshocton County Commissioners - C&OR Tax Abatement Resolution 91-48 (91-48 10-30-1991.pdf) 146KB

Tuscarawas County Commissioners - C&OR/Caprail I. Tax Abatement Resolution 074-92 2-13-1992 (074-92 2-13-1992.pdf) 98KB

Complaints

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio - Tuscarawas County Commissioners (Grade crossing complaint) 7-24-1990 (SVI Zion-Boster 7-24-1990.pdf) 139KB

Other Documents

"From the Train Window: A Mile Post by Mile Post Guide to Accompany the Tri-Rail Economic Development Corridor Special Passenger Train, Mingo Jct. to Newcomerstown, 10-6-1994", (SVI Tri-Rail Econ Dev 10-6-1994.pdf) 9.163MB

Maps

Ohio Southern System Map (OSRR System Map.pdf)

 

See Also

Conrail Archives

Norfolk Southern Archives

State of Ohio Department of Taxation Archives SVI Property Tax Assessments

ORDC Panhandle Rail Line Archives

Panhandle Rail Line Anti-Abandonment Project

East Ohio Panhandle Rail Line Anti-Privatization Project

 


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